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Object Name Letter
Catalog Number 1914.001.00041
Date April 26, 1865
Scope & Content Letter from Lieutenant Commander Fleming to Major General Samuel Jones, April 26, 1865

Physical Appearance: The letter is from Federal Lt. Commander Fleming aboard the U. S. Naval blockade off St. Mark's, Florida. He tells Jones that whatever Confederate Joseph Johnston communicates, "he shall remain quiet for the present" if Jones' troops make no hostile movements. Fleming reminds Jones of the Emancipation Proclamation, regarding return of runaway slaves. <> U.S. State....Blockade. St Marls. April 26th 1865. Chas. E. Flemming Lt. Commander. Reply to letter in reference to armistice. Received ...District Florida. April 28, 1865." 2 pp on 1 legal sheet.
Creator Fleming, Lt. Commander
People Jones, Samuel
Fleming, Charles
Search Terms Emancipation Proclamation
Subjects Command of troops
Militias
Militia movements
Military officers
Military leadership
Military maneuvers
Emancipation
Slaves